Mid-Week Inspiration: Diet and Exercise for a Healthy Body
- Identify your exercise.No exercise makes same effect on two people equally. You might like running, so run. And another might like jogging. Find the one that works best for you which isn’t too much of a chore for you to do regularly throughout the week. Don’t pick a routine that you don’t like or you don’t want to do, because you certainly won’t stick with it for long. New studies are showing that exercise not only helps the body, but it actually helps your brain work better and improves your mood and generates positive energy.
- Set realistic goals You can lose 50 pounds in a week if you work out 12 hours a day and eat nothing but celery, but not if you are human! Slow and steady wins the race. Don’t bite off more than you can chew – literally. Make small goals on your way to the bigger goal. At the end, you’ll have to become more focused and gain changes that you were targeting on.
- Don’t compare yourself to others. Every individual is different; everybody will lose weight differently. Even if you do exactly the same things as others do, you won’t lose weight at the same rate. The key is in finding your triggers. Keep your goal in sight, and do all that you have to do to meet that goal. When you start looking at someone else’s habits, you are only going to become discouraged and quit without even realizing that it’s physically impossible to be anybody but yourself.
- Watch your weight Some people say that you shouldn’t weigh yourself more than once a week, it’s just a myth. Charting your progress every day is highly recommended. No matter what, you need to weigh at the same time, every time. If you decide to weigh yourself every single day, understand that your weight will fluctuate by one or two pounds and this might encourage you more to fix on to the fitness process and you will keep a serious eye on the exercise.
- Don’t overdo it. If you change something drastically in your lifestyle, you are probably going to see the results – but there’s a law of diminishing too. You can exercise for an extra hour a day for a week and still lose the same amount as you had when you were only exercising half as much. Give your body time to adjust, don’t push yourself too hard or you are just going to spend your energy on something that’s not necessarily going to give you immediate and direct benefit.
- Time Patterns are good Once you’ve found your workout groove, do your best to stick with it. Exercise no less than three times a week for 20 -40 minutes each time, but don’t feel the “need” to do it more than five times over a seven day period. Your body will likely appreciate a burn-off in the morning more, but if you need to relatively stress out in the evening don’t be afraid to adjust your workout schedule accordingly.
- Walk the walk You burn good amount of calories when you walk, certainly not as much as running, but you burn nonetheless. Walking makes the best part of your exercise plan. Just know how much you walk daily in average, which will give you an idea to calculate the calories you are burning. It gives you authentic result on your fitness which is even long-lasting.
- Turn off the television and tune your action Watching TV is going to make you inactive and your whole metabolism passive. This habit is unhealthy for anyone, but it is worse for people with diabetes. Physical activity is a very significant tool in managing your health condition. And there’s almost nothing that takes less physical activity than watching TV.
- Zone out There’s a reason why people exercise to their favorite music because listening to external stimulus takes your mind off of the physical activity. That’s the secret to making “exercise time” fly. If you’re concentrating on what your body is doing, the session is going to drag on for what will seem like days.
- Sleep it off To be an efficient fat – burning machine, your body requires at least eight hours of sleep a night. If you think that you’re doing yourself a favor by sleeping less, you’re mistaken. Give your body time to rest itself, both mentally and physically. Sleep is very, very important.